Editorial about the fire siren issue in Skaneateles
Nature preservation areas are a public asset, but it wouldn't be hard for people to misuse the privilege of having access to this land.
This time of year the Skaneateles School District and village government are trusted with the task of coming up with a responsible and balanced budget.
It has been a hectic year for the Skaneateles Central School District. Due to a wave of retirements in the past three years, the district currently needs to hire a long-term replacement for the superintendent of schools position, the middle school and high school principals and two of the secondary curriculum coordinators.
Editorial on writing to local government from the April 3 edition.
Editorial on writing to local government from the April 3 Skaneateles Press.
Skaneateles Press editorial on uncontested elections in Skaneateles.
Skaneateles Press editorial on full-day kindergarten.
Just because you can say something doesn’t mean you should.
With the NY SAFE Act, Gov. Cuomo and the state legislators have answered the call for more gun control, however this legislation is misguided.
Just in time for the holidays, the town board and the Skaneateles Recreational Charitable Trust have reached an agreement to end their two-year dispute over ownership of YMCA assets. What a wonderful Christmas gift to the residents of the town, who have been watching the issue and its various phases — often with curiosity, sometimes with frustration and occasionally with incredulity — to see how this would be resolved.
Last week, the town planning board conducted its state-mandated environmental assessment and review of the proposed 100-acre health, wellness and sports complex of Victory Sports Management to be located two miles east of the village. It was a disturbing meeting. After declaring that a 100-acre sports complex with 13 athletic fields will impact individually every facet of social, economic and environmental life in town, the board then declared that collectively the project will have no significant adverse impact on life in the town.
The newly announced state mandates on school lunch servings and nutrition, which we report on in this issue, are extremely troubling. The state this coming school year will now require students who buy school lunch to take certain foods even if the student has no intention of eating them and will only throw them in the trash.
It was announced this week that the Skaneateles School Board of Education will hold a public reception to honor outgoing Superintendent Phil D’Angelo on Tuesday, June 19, in the high school Commons area. D’Angelo has led our school district for nearly seven years and leaves at the end of this month to begin a new chapter in his career as the Superintendent of Schools for the Wantagh Union Free School District. In his time at Skaneateles, D’Angelo has been not just an effective superintendent, but an extraordinary one.
Last week’s town board meeting, which included a public hearing on the proposed law for prohibiting hydrofracking within town limits, was not a typical occurrence in the ongoing saga of confronting the contentious issue in our town. What was different this time was that people actually spoke out against the proposed law — which was a refreshing change.